Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 329

movie: Christmas with the Kranks
starring: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis
genre: Comedy
year: 2004
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: When a couple learn their grown daughter is going to be out of the country for the holidays, they decide to skip the traditional christmas and go on a vacation, but when she comes home last minute, they scramble to make it seem like every year.

I actually like the first half of this, then got sort of bored when the "scramble" started. Where the majority of the comedy was suppose to be and it turned into a traditional style holiday film.
It is suppose to be one of those feel good morally up lifting endings, but it just played out like every Disney film and Hallmark Sunday night movie you see going into December 25th.

I've actually seen people in real life act that psycho when it comes to what the people in their neighbourhoods do for certain holidays, and thought the bullying and amount of busy-bodying a few of the characters had done was little too realistic.
Honestly, I was really hoping that the lead characters were going to stick to their guns, then the typical giving in, in the second half of the film just put me off.

The ham was funny. Who would have thought a canned ham could steal the show?

what do i think i learned from this film?
Always have a back up plan

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